In Mindset, Carol S. Dweck PhD presents a groundbreaking new perspective on achievement and success. She argues that intelligence is not fixed but rather can be increased through effort and learned strategies. Furthermore, she contends that we hold ourselves back when we believe our talents or abilities are innate gifts instead of products of hard work. Dweck provides compelling evidence to support her theory with stories from businesspeople, athletes, students, and parents who changed their mindset –and consequently their lives–by learning to embrace challenge and see failure as an opportunity for growth. Anyone who desires greater success in any area of life can benefit from the insights offered in this important book.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to achieve greater success in any area of life. Dweck provides compelling evidence that by learning to embrace challenge and see failure as an opportunity for growth, you can improve your mindset –and consequently your life. She offers strategies based on her groundbreaking new perspective on achievement and success, which will help you reach your goals no matter what they may be.
- Presents a groundbreaking new perspective on achievement and success
- Argues that intelligence is not fixed but rather can be increased through effort
- Provides compelling evidence to support her theory with stories from businesspeople, athletes, students, and parents who changed their mindset
- May be difficult to change mindset if you do not believe book’s premise
- Could cause people to give up in the face of difficulty rather than persevering
- May require lots of effort and time to see any changes
Learn more about the author
Carol S. Dweck PhD is one of the world’s leading researchers in motivation and success. She has been a professor at Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford business schools and is currently Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
“After reading Mindset, I view myself – and my children – in a completely different light. Dweck provides an easy to understand framework for understanding why some people succeed and others don’t, and how anyone can change their mindset to achieve greater success.”
“This book is life-changing. After reading it, you will never again doubt your own abilities or underestimate the power of effort.”
“Mindset is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding and applying the latest findings on learning and motivation.”
“Mindset is an absolutely essential read for anyone interested in understanding and improving their own self-image and ability to achieve great things. Dweck’s insights into the power of mindset will change the way you think about your own potential, as well as that of those around you.”